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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter - July 2015
July 22, 2015
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CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Newsletter


Florida Venture Sourcing and UCF's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Speak at CDFA Florida Conference - August 6
Check out the EB-5 and Capital Access session on August 6th of the 2015 CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Conference in Orlando. During this session, speakers will explore the most innovative and effective access to capital tools being utilized in Florida.

FL Allocated $97.6M from SSBCI to Capital Program
According to the Miami Herald, more than $97.6 million in SSBCI funds were allocated to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to help local businesses access the capital they need to grow and hire.

FL Struggles to Keep Entertainment Tax Incentive Alive
According to the Miami Herald, Florida legislators voted not to inject a requested $10-$20 million into the popular state film-and-entertainment tax incentive program, which has run out of funds.

Boca Raton Company Charged as Unregistered EB-5 Broker-Dealer
The South Florida Business Journal reports that the SEC brought charges against two Florida companies after they allegedly brokered more than $79 million in EB-5 investments by acting as unregistered brokers.

FL Train PAB Allocation Extended Six Months
All Aboard Florida will have an additional six months to allocate $1.75 billion in PAB's thanks to a federal government extension, according to the Bond Buyer.

Upcoming Events

2015 CDFA Florida Conference
August 5 - 6, 2015
Join CDFA for the second annual Florida Financing Roundtable Conference on August 5-6, 2015. This two-day conference will focus on the use of bond financing to support infrastructure, energy, redevelopment, non-profits, manufacturing and transit. In addition, economic development finance experts and leaders from around the state will discuss innovative development finance tools and projects, emerging resources and approaches, and how these methods can catalyze investment in the Florida economy.

CDFA is excited to partner with FDFC to host this specialized initiative for the economic development and project finance professionals in the state. The conference will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort, FL and is supported by dozens of the state's finest development finance leaders. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2015 CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable Conference.

CDFA Spotlight

Enterprise Florida and CASA to be Honored at CDFA's Florida Roundtable Award Reception
Enterprise Florida and CASA will be honored this year for the excellence in Development Finance at the Florida Financing Roundtable. CASA will be honored for its new domestic violence center project in Pinellas County and Enterprise Florida will be honored for all-around excellence as an economic development agency in Florida.

Congress Reintroduces Modernizing American Manufacturing Bonds Act
Rep. Hultgren (R-IL) and Rep. Neal (D-MA) introduced the Modernizing American Manufacturing Bonds Act (MAMBA) of 2015. H.R. 2890, supported by CDFA and hundreds of issuers throughout the country, is a comprehensive package that will modernize and revolutionize manufacturing bonds.

Florida News

CDFA Launches Brownfields Project Response Team Site Visit in Texarkana, TX
CDFA | Jul. 16 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | CDFA Original Research

Putting the Public Back in Public Finance
The New York Times | Jul. 13 | Access to Capital | Bond Finance | Economic Development

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar Series: New Investments with New Market Tax Credits
CDFA | Jul. 7 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | Tax Credits

P3's Offer Alternative Model for Water Infrastructure Projects
Lexology | Jul. 6 | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

Trends In Real Estate Market
The Orange County Register | Jul. 6 | EB-5 Visa

Pasco to Cleanup Polluted Sites; $600K Will Help Fund Project
The Tampa Tribune | Jul. 6 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Rural America Matters: Investing in Rural Communities
Farm Credit | Jul. 2 | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Rural Development | U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

Enroll Now! CDFA Brownfields Project Marketplace
CDFA | Jun. 30 | Access to Capital | Bond Finance | Brownfield Financing | Community Development | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Rural Development | Tax Credits | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

P3's Can Solve States' Infrastructure Woes
NCPPP | Jun. 30 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

$500K Grant for Redevelopment Along US 41 in Palmetto
Bradenton Herald | Jun. 29 | Access to Capital | Brownfield Financing | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Roundtable Partner

Florida Development Finance Corporation

Conference Founding Sponsor

Stifel Nicolaus

Conference Premium Sponsor

City of North Port

Conference Supporting Sponsor

Florida Business Development Corporation

For information about sponsoring the Florida Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement or contact CDFA.

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private and non-profit entities alike. For more information about CDFA, visit www.cdfa.net or e-mail info@cdfa.net.

Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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